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America's Role in a Darkening Age

Fooling Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 12:21 AM
Loving Pat. He has helped me change my entire view of what is going on with the military industrial complex. Used to take a macho, hardcore, take no prisoners approach to foreign policy. Now I think we turn into something vile as we spread empire with, ironically, not much to show for it but billions of dollars of debt. STAY OUT OF FOREIGN ENTAGLEMENTS. Unless we fix our own house, we are freaking doomed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Biggbear51 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 7:05 AM
That being your view. That would mean that when the statement (REVAMP THE PERSONNEL BODY OF THE GOVERNMENT EVERY FIFTY YEAR TO PREVENT UTTER CORRUPTION) would have been an exceptionally smart man for having sid it over 235 years ago, wouldn't he?

When, in the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev said, "We will bury you," and, "Your children will live under communism," Eisenhower's America scoffed.

By 1980, however, the tide did indeed seem to be with the East.

America had suffered a decade of defeats. Southeast Asia had fallen. The ayatollah had seized power in Iran. Moscow had occupied Afghanistan. Cuban troops were in Ethiopia and Angola. Grenada and Nicaragua had fallen to the Soviet bloc. Eurocommunism was all the rage on the continent.

Just a decade later, the world turned upside-down.

The Berlin Wall fell. Eastern Europe was...